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University Equine Hospitals and the Piavet Solution

University equine hospitals are well positioned to be the frontrunners in digitalization in the equine veterinary space. And one way to leap forward is by integrating a digital health monitoring solution into daily practice. The Piavet System is an advanced hardware and software solution that helps university practitioners support their students and interns while maintaining …

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Equine Disease Outbreaks | April report

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Lexington, Kentucky is home to the Gluck Equine Research Center, which, according to its website, is the only scientific institute in the United States with nearly all faculty conducting full-time research in equine health and diseases. Its Department of Veterinary Science publishes Equine Disease Quarterly, a newsletter that features a breakdown of the past quarter’s …

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FDA Facilitates Veterinary Telemedicine Now, But What’s to Come?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on March 24th that it will be temporarily lifting some restrictions on veterinary telemedicine. According to the news release, the FDA intends to “temporarily not enforce certain requirements in order to allow veterinarians to better utilize telemedicine to address animal health needs during the pandemic.” As the release goes on to …

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Leveraging Remote Monitoring During Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has already wreaked havoc on the global economy. But while equine veterinary practices have certainly been affected, there may be a silver lining in the situation, especially for those utilizing telehealth and remote monitoring solutions. In an article by Mike Pownall, DVM MBA on Veterinary Business Matters, he emphasized that the way vets support their …

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Coronavirus Infection in Horses (ECoV)

It’s the talk of the town: Coronavirus. But instead of stocking up on toilet paper (okay, we may have done that, too), we found ourselves curious about the horse-afflicting virus of the same name. Equine coronavirus—or ECoV—brings on some similar symptoms in horses that COVID-19 does in humans, but it cannot be transmitted between the …

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Equine Cardiac Arrhythmias & Remote ECG Monitoring

Horses—sport horse breeds in particular—have large hearts built for demanding physical exertion and stamina. However, cardiac arrhythmias are still extremely common. And although horses will typically present for a cardiovascular workup on the basis of “poor performance,” the cause and treatment can vary widely depending on the underlying etiology and type of arrhythmia. While some arrhythmias are …

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Equine Disease Outbreaks | January Report

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Lexington, Kentucky is home to the Gluck Equine Research Center, which, according to its website, is the only scientific institute in the United States with nearly all faculty conducting full-time research in equine health and diseases. Its Department of Veterinary Science publishes Equine Disease Quarterly, a newsletter that features a breakdown of the past quarter’s …

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Traveling with Horses | A Vet-approved Checklist

Traveling with horses sounds like a lot of fun, right? Speaking from experience, I can honestly say it is fun. Nothing compares to shows, camping trips and beach adventures with your horse. And I think most equestrians would agree. But getting there is not all tails blowing in the breeze and hand rollercoasters out the window.  Sometimes—ok, …

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Telehealth in Equine Medicine | An Overview

Telehealth has taken hold in many small-animal private practices, but what about the equine field? As Piavita offers a remote monitoring solution for equine vets, we’re no stranger to the promise of telehealth in equine medicine. But as the equine industry is historically slow in adopting new technologies and adapting to changes in methodology, we …

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Mental Health and Well-being in Equine Veterinary Practice

Mental health and well-being in equine veterinary practice is low. Although reports over the last five years have shown some conflicting numbers around topics like suicide, the fact remains that veterinarians do suffer greater mental health challenges than the general population.  CONCERNING STATISTICS The Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study, released in 2018, looked at two key measures …

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Equine Dental Procedures

Image by The Royal Veterinary College Dental procedures (non-surgical and surgical) in horses will, often times, require the use of sedation to guarantee safety for both the patient and the veterinary care team. Veterinarians often choose a preferred combination of sedation when performing dental procedures. Two important goals during equine dental procedures are to provide the …

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Digital solutions in the veterinary field, and the impact of innovative products

Impressions by Hana Autin, representative of Piavita France. Piavita attended the E-Vet Salon in Paris on the 24th of January 2019 and it was great! The first edition of the 2.0 Vet congress was a great success and an eye-opener for everybody. Let us tell you about it!: The attendees on site were mostly vets. Vets that …

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